Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire


When someone asks me to recommend an urban fantasy to them, there are a couple of authors that automatically spring to mind. Seanan McGuire is one of them. For those of you who’ve been around here for awhile, it’s been pretty abundantly clear from my reviews of McGuire’s Toby Daye novels that I adore her writing. And how that particular ... Read More »

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider

Dragon Age gamers and fans, like myself, were pleased to hear about the arrival of tie-in novels by Dragon Age Lead Writer David Gaider. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent just playing the Dragon Age games. The plot of the game is one of my favorite fantasies. So more Dragon Age? Yes, please! Gaider’s first novel, Dragon ... Read More »

The Worm Ouroboros by Eric Rucker Eddison

Do you miss the days when fantasy epics were like mythological stories? Are your heroes lacking a certain fanciful prose reminiscent of Charlemagne, Achilles, or Thor? Has the recent trend of non-poetic prose left you longing for the good old days? Well have no fear, for Eric Rucker Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros is available at your nearest bookstore. Published in ... Read More »

Geekery Grab Bag: Zeppelin Attack! Kickstarter

If you’re on the Eastern Seaboard of the US, happy snow day!  Hope your snow day is filled with relaxed productivity.  Aside from reading and writing reviews, I thought I’d give you, dear readers, a glimpse of my afternoon project. Clearly the desk of an evil mastermind. Muahahaha.   Pictured above is the print-and-play rendition of Zeppelin Attack!, the next ... Read More »

The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig


When someone mentions Chuck Wendig, there are a couple of things that come to mind. “Whiskey-imbued soupcatcher-wearing penmonkey master of the profane” is number one. Miriam Black is number two. And the foul-mouthed miscreant is back in The Cormorant, the follow-up to Wendig’s previous hit novels, Blackbirds and Mockingbird. Being able to see how and when people die has always ... Read More »

The Rook (The Chequy Files #1) by Daniel O’Malley

Once again, I was perusing the fantasy section when, out the corner of my eye, I spotted a weird little book. On the cover I saw no swarthy ax wielding barbarians or calligraphic titles but a simple red, black, and white color scheme. The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley, written in bold, white Arial font, was the title of this oddly ... Read More »

Top 20 Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels of 2013

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Wow, I can’t believe this is the fourth time already that we’re posting a list of our favorite novels of the year. And what a year 2013 was! The speculative genre, with all its varying subgenres, is constantly growing in quality and volume. It never ceases to amaze me to see the refreshingly original ideas that new authors release and ... Read More »

A Turn of Light (Night’s Edge #1) by Julie E. Czerneda

Even I can appreciate a good romance novel from time to time. Though I am often found enjoying epic multi-volume narratives fraught with battles and magic, once in a while a yearning for something simple takes hold. Thus I took a recommendation to read A Turn of Light, the first in Julie E. Czerneda’s Night’s Edge series. Judging from the cover, ... Read More »

Editor’s Gems of 2013

Happy New Year, dear readers! 2013 was a busy year. For me, that included finishing a degree, lining up work, figuring various things out. Y’know. Life. Unfortunately, this meant I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked. In 2012, I read somewhere in the vicinity of 75 books. This past year, I didn’t even make 30. …It ... Read More »